Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Boggart Hole Clough

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Boggart Hole Clough

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Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now

THIS week our main image shows Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley, as it was in 1910. It's a postcard view looking down towards the Refreshment Rooms.

The land, which now forms an urban country park, was bought by the Manchester Corporation in 1894 for the use of the people of the city.

The lake was created in 1909 at the same time as the lake in Platt Fields.

One of the main reasons for carrying out the landscaping work was to provide employment in an economic slump.

Socialist leader Keir Hardie addressed open air meetings at Boggart Hole Clough and 15,000 attended a women's suffrage demonstration there in July 1906. …

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